The Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Denver Nuggets sparked a lot of buzz on social media. Many of his fans were critical of his team’s play. However, one comment stood out above the rest, that of Magic Johnson. The legend of the Los Angeles team expressed his discomfort with the players through a tweet.
“As fans we can accept being beaten, but we deserve more than a lack of effort and no sense of urgency. Owner Jeanie Buss, you deserve better,” read the message from the former player. And it is that the Lakers have lost their last three games, all against direct rivals from the Western Conference. The loss to the Nuggets by 37 points difference was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
At the end of the game, Russell Westbrook addressed the media and was asked about Magic’s criticism.“I don’t have an opinion. In this world, everyone has the right to give their opinion, regardless of what it is. You can listen to her and listen to her or she can go in one ear and out the other and not respond.», Westbrook responded harshly, who did not seem very happy with the criticism.
“Magic is not around us every day. He is not aware of what is going on internally with us and tries to solve things from the outside. But I have no answer to what he says», settled the issue the current base of the Lakers. Westbrook leads the NBA in turnovers, and of 56 players who have attempted at least 300 shots this season, he ranks 52nd in shooting efficiency.
LeBron James did not appear before the media after the loss, so he was unable to respond to the legend’s words. The Lakers are 21-22 this season. They are, without a doubt, one of the biggest disappointments so far this season. In addition, the high salaries of their three stars complicate the possible maneuvers they have in hand to improve the squad for the second half of the season.
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